I promise I wasn’t speeding!
Okay folks! Here’s the low-down: I’m 30 years old, I’ve never been in a vehicle accident and I’ve only had 1 speeding ticket… until last weekend. My kids and I were on our way to KC to go to Worlds Of Fun with Stefanie and her family. We were only about 20 minutes into our 3 hour drive when I was stopped by a police officer just outside a very small town. Driving through the town, the speed limit drops to 55. When you enter the town, there is a flashing sign that tells you how fast you are going. When I drove by, it flashed 52. So I was good, right? Well, I was stopped, and the officer very politely told me that he clocked me at 68. 68?! What?!
Well, I’m a very careful driver so I’m going to show up in court next month and contest this ticket. Yes I am! I even drove the 20 minutes so I could map out where I was, where he was and therefore discredit the said 68mph ticket. Here’s my proof: The distance from me to the officer when he pulled out to get me was between .5 and .6 miles. So he must have clocked me before that. I’ve researched how far police radars reach and the top of the line radars have a maximum reach of just under .5 miles. So this must have been an incorrect reading! Yay me! Now wish me luck as I go to court and try to explain this intelligently to a judge…